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New Bump stops?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SoCalBlack08, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. SoCalBlack08

    SoCalBlack08 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I was reading about how a 3" top plate spacer makes the shock bottom out before it hits the bump stops and possibly snapping it so, out of curiosity, I was wondering if longer/bigger bump stops like these or these would help with that. If it will which would be the right ones to get?
     
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    That would solve the bottoming out issue, but would not solve the bigger problem with top plate spacers, which is that they allow your suspension to droop 3" further down that it was designed to do, which binds your ball joints.
     
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    I don't think I've ever seen a truck with top plate spacers and limit straps but I'm sure it's possible.
     
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    dont those limit the shock when the suspension droops down and the bump stops limit it when its compressed?
     
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    Correct. And if there are no limit straps, the down travel is limited by whatever loses its travel first, the shock or the ball joints on the control arms. With top plate spacers, the ball joints become the limiting factor.
     
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